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Date and Location

December 4, 2023
3:00 PM - 4:15 PM ET
Rubenstein 414ab (ellwood Democracy Lab) + Virtual Via Zoom


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This panel will feature expert practitioners working on peace processes across the globe, including Devanna De La Puente of the UN Verification Mission in Colombia, Khatuna Salukvadze of the Harvard Advanced Leadership Initiative, and Rachel Gasser of the Berghof Foundation. It will be moderated by Alex McAuliff, doctoral candidate at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. Participants will reflect on their experiences navigating gender dynamics in the negotiation and mediation process, the implementation of gender provisions, and the connections between advancing gender equality and transforming violent conflict.

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This event is co-sponsored by the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard Kennedy School and the Program on Negotiation (PON) at Harvard Law School. 

Persons with disabilities who would like to request accommodations or have questions about physical access may contact Laura Botero at or 617-384-7575 in advance of the program or visit.​

Speakers and Presenters

​​Devanna de la Puente, Gender Advisor, United Nations Verification Mission, Colombia

Rachel Gasser, Senior Advisor, Berghof Foundation

Alex McAuliff, PhD Candidate, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University

Khatuna Salukvadze, Advanced Leadership Initiative (ALI) Fellow, Harvard University​



Additional Organizers

​The Program on Negotiation (PON) at Harvard Law School